Joe Powers is married to Karla and has 4 daughters. Originally
from Pocahontas, Iowa - he graduated from Cincinnati Mortuary
School in Ohio, then from Loras College in Duquque, Iowa and later
from the International School of Theology in San Bernadino, Calif.
He took over ownership of the Lindsay Funeral Homes on May 1, 1995.
He loves people, and considers it a privlege to serve families. He
also tries to celebrate life - daily, and to assist families as
they celebrate the life of a loved one.
Brian Cramer is married to Sherri and has 2 daughters and one son.
He is originally from Audubon. After graduation from high school
Brian attended Westmar College. Later while working for Marriott
Hotel in Des Moines he attended Des Moines Area Community College,
graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1995. Brian
served families in the Stuart area until moving to Creston in June
of 2004 when he joined the Powers Funeral Home staff.
Debbie Angelo, a 1980 Creston graduate, has two children, Kayla
and Logan and one granddaughter and one grandson. Debbie
joined as Office Mngr. in August of 2000. Debbie enjoys
personalizing services through designing color service folders and
personal video tributes, in addition to looking to all of the
details of families wishes. Debbie's after-care assistance includes
helping families with filing insurance claims and assisting with
their monument needs. She loves working with people and has a heart
for serving and helping families celebrate the life of their loved
one. Debbie stays active through her involvements with her church
and her time with family and friends. Debbie served as President of
the Creston PTO group for many years; was actively involved with
the Relay for Life committee for 10 years and also served as a
board member of the Bluegrass Optimist club in Union county. She is
an invaluable part of our service to the community.
Paul Somers is from Creston, his wife is Cheryl and he
has 3 grown sons, and 6 grandchildren. Paul retired from serving as
the Director of Student Services at Southwestern Community College,
where he worked for 33 years. He has been associated with the
Powers Funeral Homes since 2001, assisting with funerals,
visitations, and providing professional care to all ages. He is a
Eloise has lived in rural Union county most of her life.
She has 3 grown children, 8 grandchildren and has been blessed with
3 great-grandchildren. Her love of people and ability to serve them
in their time of need is what she enjoys about her job and she
feels this is her calling. Eloise enjoys the time she is able to
spend with her family, friends and her church family. Also in her
spare time Eloise loves to take care of her flowers, crochet and
still makes an occasional cake for family and friends.
Lamona Bilderback, of Creston, has retired from 40 years
serving in a local bank. She is married, has two grown children,
and three grandchildren. Lamona serves in pre-arranging funerals,
some follow-up care and with visitations. She has wonderful
Ernie Burke of Creston, is married to Mary Lou, and has 3
grown sons and 2 grown daughters. Ernie has resided in Union county
over 32 years where he has farmed south of Creston. He assists in
the funeral home with visitations and general maintenance when ever
needed. Ernie enjoys reading about alot of different subjects and
spends time with his church family whenever the opportunity
Verl helped in Funeral Service since 1990. Verl also
volunteered at the Greater Regional Medical Center as a Hospice
volunteer and was a Guard at the Creston Compost Site. Before
moving to Creston, Verl farmed and drove a truck while living in
Prescott and ran the Williamson Store from 1964 until 1990. Verl
enjoys golfing in his spare time and relaxing in a recliner when
ever he can. He also enjoys his time with his five grown children;
16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great